brown induration of the lung
a debilitating lung disease resembling emphysema, occurring among textile workers from inhalation of cotton dust.
noun another name for byssinosis
black mustard. See under mustard (def 2). leaf mustard. See under mustard (def 2).
to curry favor; behave obsequiously. to seek favors from (a person) in an obsequious manner; fawn over. Also, brown-noser. a toady; sycophant. Historical Examples The Country Beyond James Oliver Curwood Tommy Wideawake H. H. Bashford The Garden Of Allah Robert Hichens Watched by Wild Animals Enos A. Mills Camps and Trails in China Roy Chapman […]